Microneedling and Aquagold
Great for improving skin texture and reducing fine lines, pore size and scars.
The introduction of AQUAGOLD fine touch has taken traditional microneedling to the next level, offering a more comfortable experience and better results.
AquaGold fine touch delivers:
- A refined cocktail of Botox, dermal filler and stem cells infused directly into the skin during the procedure.
- Treatment with no anesthetic needed.
- Little to no downtime.
- The ability to treat the delicate eye area and lips.
Aquagold is a revolutionary micro needling system that delivers products into the dermis, the important part of the skin. No other micro needling system currently works in this manner and is comfortable so no anesthetic agent is required.
The Aquagold treatment involves the use of a small hand-held vial with a screw top lid that houses very fine needles that are thinner than a strand of hair. A customized blend of products is placed in the vial and the lid screwed back on. The needles help penetrate the skin barrier and deliver the solution into the layer of the skin where it most counts.
While the treatment appears to be very simple, we do not want to let that fool you. It is the technological advancement of the product delivery design that allows us to perform an incredibly powerful treatment in only a short period of time.
We recognize that our patients have exceedingly busy work and social lives, so we are always striving to find cutting edge, state of the art treatments. We have found that with Aqua Gold. We can now offer a safe, effective, comfortable treatment in only 15-20 min. You will leave the office with just a pink glow to your skin.
We recommend that you do not wash the face for at least 12 hours minimum or put makeup on until the next morning.
Skin Rejuvenation results will be noticeable immediately, however to really transform the skin we recommend treatments every 4-6 weeks until your goal is reached, and then once every 8-12 weeks for maintenance. Schedule a skin consultation to learn if Aquagold is right for you.
Read on for information on Traditional Microneedling.
What is Traditional Microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-invasive, comfortable treatment that utilizes a pen-like device containing small needle tips. The pen is moved across the face, and the needles gently pierce the skin causing minor trauma redness (erythema). Microneedling is beneficial for anyone who has any form of scarring including acne , burns, surgical, and stretch marks. It is also a great treatment for aging skin. By causing minor “controlled damage”, the skin is stimulated to “heal” and create fresh, new, healthy collagen.
How is this procedure performed?
It is performed on an outpatient basis. A session typically begins with the aesthetician cleansing the face, prior to the application of the pen. The pen is then moved over the surface of the skin. The treatment may also include the application of a topical serum. In addition, the procedure can be combined with the injection and application of platelet rich plasma to intensify the results. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is created by taking a small sample of your blood and removing the red and white cells, leaving only a source of growth factors that act as stem cells for your skin to create even more collagen and elastin.
What areas can be treated?
All skin can be treated with this procedure.
What do most patients feel during a procedure?
Most patients feel only minor discomfort during the procedure and a tingling, warm sensation after it is completed.
What is the Recovery Period Like?
You will leave the office with a slightly pink face that may last 24-48 hours. Occasionally there is a small amount of flaking 2-3 days later, depending on how much prior underlying skin damage the patient has.
When Will Results be noticed?
Most people report a sensation of softer smoother skin within several days, but full results will take several weeks.
Are Multiple Treatments necessary?
The general rule for treatment results is “the more downtime, the fewer the treatments”. Microneedling is a gentle procedure that should be performed monthly. We recommend a series of 4-6 treatments, but if combined with PRP, this can be decreased in half.
Who should NOT get microneedling?
Anyone taking any medications that interfere with their immune system will not get the same results. Examples include Humira.